Showing independent and foreign films weekly on the Purdue campus. All screenings are subject to availability; we will make every effort to show the listed films as shown. We will update this list if/when changes need to be made.

The Fall 2016 Season runs September 2-December 16, 2016. All screenings but one for this season begin at 7:00 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive. Parking is available in the University Street parking garage, on the Purdue University campus. (Screening on September 9 will be in Forney Hall, G124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, parking in Northwestern Avenue garage.)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 28, 2013 - "Barfi!" (2012)

Barfi!, 2012

Director: Anurag Basu
Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running time: 151 min (yes, 2.5 hours)

Years after rejecting Barfii, a hearing and speech impaired young man, for a more "appropriate" suitor, Shruti crosses paths with him once again. Now, the tables are turned as he has a girlfriend -- and Shruti finds herself falling for him. (from

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Review of last week's film ("The Other Son", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: First, we all agree that the French title "Son of the Other" is more true to the film, and what a layered film it is. Finding out you are not your parents' child is one thing; adding in cultural and religious conflicts only amplifies the internal struggles that each unwilling participant must face. The rabbi's message ("God loves man like a father loves his son") is only half of the theme, for the love of the mothers is what brings about the most understanding.

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